2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
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28dHarry Lyles

Big Ten rivalries return to traditional spot in '21

The Big Ten Conference released its revised football schedule for the 2021 season, and it will return its traditional rivalry games -- including Ohio State-Michigan -- to the final week of the regular season.

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46dAdam Rittenberg

Source: Marshall's Lambert to Purdue as co-DC

Purdue is continuing its defensive revamp by hiring Marshall's Brad Lambert as co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, a source told ESPN.

When Brady faced Brees in college (0:55)
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78dTom VanHaaren

Diaco out as defensive coordinator at Purdue

Purdue coach Jeff Brohm announced Thursday that defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Bob Diaco will not return to the Boilermakers next season.

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86dTom VanHaaren

Indiana, Purdue agree to call off rivalry game

Indiana and Purdue have mutually agreed to cancel Saturday's Old Oaken Bucket rivalry game due to an increase in COVID-19 cases at the schools.

Purdue defender lifts Nebraska player after having helmet popped off (0:22)
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The CFB Pod: Negandhi and Pollack discuss playoff scenarios and their Week 14 picks; Andrea Adelson on the ACC's schedule change; and Ivan Maisel on the lack of diversity among head coaches

Pollack and Negandhi kick off the podcast discussing College Football Playoff scenarios, who has the edge between Alabama and Notre Dame, College GameDay showcasing Coastal Carolina-Liberty, Jaret Patterson, and their Week 14 picks. Then, Andrea Adelson hops on to talk about the ACC’s schedule change, the possibility of Clemson and Notre Dame both making the playoff, and watching Sarah Fuller’s debut with her daughters (36:00). Later, Ivan Maisel drops by to talk about a very different Alabama-LSU matchup and the lack of diversity among head coaches (52:27).

Bell mosses defender for Purdue TD (0:24)
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Horvath hurdles Rutgers defender (0:19)
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Horvath breaks ankles to set up Purdue TD (0:52)
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101dTom VanHaaren

Purdue's Karlaftis tests positive for COVID-19

Purdue DE George Karlaftis, who had two sacks in three games this season and led the team with 17 tackles for loss in 2019, has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss games against Rutgers, Nebraska and Indiana.

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102dAdam Rittenberg

Brohm says Purdue moving on from OPI call

Purdue is moving forward after the offensive interference penalty at the end of Friday's loss to Minnesota, coach Jeff Brohm says.

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104dAdam Rittenberg

Purdue's Brohm faults late OPI call: 'Didn't like it'

Purdue coach Jeff Brohm said he did not get an explanation for a controversial offensive pass interference penalty against the Boilermakers in the final minute of Friday's 34-31 loss to Minnesota.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

N'western is 4-0 in the Big Ten for the 10th time & 1st since 1996 after a 27-20 win Sat. @ Purdue. NU has had a 4-0 or better overall record 6 times to face Wisconsin, last in 1962 when NU was 6-0/4-0 & ranked #1 under Ara Parseghian & lost 37-6 to #8 UW @ Madison. His Wildcats were 6-0/4-0 & #2 in ‘59 when #9 UW won 24-19 @ Evanston. NU was 4-0/1-0 in ‘50 & ‘51 & the Badgers won both. NU was 6-0/4-0 in ‘30 & 5-0/4-0 in ‘36 & NU won both. NU seeks its 7th 5-0 conference record.

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111dHarry Lyles

Purdue WR Moore ruled out against Northwestern

Purdue WR Rondale Moore, who has yet to play this season, will sit out against Northwestern on Saturday with what sources tell ESPN is a lower-body injury.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Purdue, 2-0, hosts N'western Sat. & the 'Cats are 3-0 in the Big Ten for the first time since 2000, when they lost Game 4 to the Boilers. NU has won 5 of 6 vs. PU & 4 straight @ PU. NU coach Pat Fitzgerald is 7-4 vs PU, 4-1 @ PU. NU is 32-51-1 all-time vs. PU, 12-11 since 1992 when Gary Barnett's first win was @ PU. PU seeks its first 3-0 conf. rec. since 2003. NU has scored exactly 21 points 2 games in a row (vs. Iowa & Neb.) for the 6th time ever & has never done that in 3 straight games.

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The CFB Pod: The guys make their Week 11 picks, Pollack selects his Dude of The Week. Plus, Joey Galloway on Cincinnati and Justin Fields

Pollack and Negandhi kick off the podcast discussing the rash of cancelations across college football this weekend, if there should be a minimum number of games to make the playoff, David’s Dude of the Week and their Week 11 picks. Later, Joey Galloway joins the show after more than a year of ducking Negandhi’s invites to discuss the Pac-12, slotting Cincinnati just outside of the playoff picture and Justin Fields.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

With its 21-13 win vs. Nebraska Saturday, Northwestern is 3-0 in Big Ten play for the 13th time in its history & next faces Purdue. Previous: 2000 (lost 4th game vs. Purdue), 1996 (won first 5), 1995 (finished 8-0), 1970 (lost 4th), 1962 (won first 4), 1959 (won first 4), 1940 (lost 4th), 1936 (finished 6-0), 1931 (won first 5), 1930 (finished 5-0), 1926 (finished 5-0) & 1916 (won first 4). The Wildcats have not allowed a 2nd-half point this season.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards309.016th
Rushing Yards81.5124th
Points For27.281st
Points Against29.861st